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. that is it for tonight's willis report. lou: good evening, obama administration has a problem even liberal media can't ignore, president's reelection team continues to make conflicts statements about the president's knowledge of the terrorist attack in benghazi, the white house and campaign staff appear mired in the confusion, it could be the president who pays the price at the polls, senior campaign advisor axelrod seems to be trying to rewrite history of the response to the september 11 anniversary attack. >> he called it an act of terror the day after it happened. when you are the administration, you have a responsibility to act on what you know and what the intelligence community believes. lou: but senior white house advertiser telling i much different story just moments after mr. axelrod's comments. >> i think now based on the investigation of intelligence, they made the decision, to conclude that 24-6s a terrorist a-- that this was a terrorist attack. in the day as after it was not clear. lou: a direct contradition of one another. by two senior members of the president's campaign team. when is
president obama, memorialized ambassador stevens in a speech to the united nations general assembly. a speech in which the president did not say the words assassination, murder, or terrorism in relation to the ambassador's death. the president is once again blamed the terrorist strike against our consulates and the murders of four americans on a low-budget amateurish, anti-islam, almost 14-minute-long youtube video that had been on line for months before the attack. >> in every country there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening. that is what we saw play out in the last two weeks. the crude and disgusting video that sparked outrage throughout the muslim world. lou: the president did brave the assault on citizenry and blasted a run for propping up the regime is, supporting terrorism, and for refusing to prove that their nuclear ambitions are peaceful. >> just as it restrains the rights of its own people the iranian government continues to prop up the dictator in damascus and supports terrorist groups abroad. time and again it has failed to take the up today to de
. a surprised expression of empathy and comprehension from president obama who said he understands why the muslim world has erupted in the demonstrations marked by all out american hatred. >> the natural protest that are because of the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm u.s. interests. lou: also surprising president obama declining to cease the opportunity to champion the americans right to free speech or address the relationship between the united states and the muslim world. we take all of that up here tonight with former u.s. ambassador to the united nations john bolton and robert maginnis and douglas holtz-eakin joins us and the author of the book ed klein. the obama administration still back the length over the handling of the september 11 terrorist attack in benghazi that killed three americans and the ambassador. the first terrorist attack on this president watch. ed henry with our report. >> another day. another version of exactly what went down in libya nearly two weeks ago. >> what happened in benghazi was a terrorist attack. >> t
. president obama, and iranian mad man, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in this great city of ours at this hour, leader of the freeze world choosing to hang out with the ladies of the view, while mahmoud ahmadinejad reiterates his threats against israel, this time from american soil. president, signing secretary of state hillary clinton to deal with world leaders who asked to meet with the president of the united states, of some of these world leaders part of a trouble fusioa --troubling new trend thy they can tell the most powerful nation on earth what to do. telling new york time over the week that america needs to find more respect for muslim values, the united states must respect the arab world's history and culture even when that conflicts with western values, pakistan foreign minister, questioning our constitution, saying that american which rethink its commitment to freedom of speech, and benjamin netanyahu urging president obama to accept a red line regarding iran's nuclear ambitions, a line that if crossed would compel the u.s. to act militarily, meanwhile, president obama downplays the signif
president obama. but mitt isn't having it, trying to get ohio voters to the right by focusing on the economy. >> with incomes going down, every year, every year going down, down, down. prices of electricity up and health insurance up and the cost of gasoline, having doubled, these are tough times. even for families with jobs. i know what it takes to get this economy going again. cheryl: so what would a tax plan under a romney/ryan administration look like? rich edson breaks it down for us. rich? >> reporter: well, cheryl, democrats call it a giveaway to the rich at the expense of the middle class. republicans say they're wrong, and this morning governor romney defended his tax plan. >> by the way, don't be expecting a huge cut in taxes because i'm also going to lower deductions and exemptions. by bringing rates down, we'll be able to let small businesses keep more of their money to hire more people. >> in the end the details are really up to congress. romney's proposed cutting every tax rate by 20%. to insure the treasury department takes in about the same amount of money under a new system,
under president obama. 47% is a legitimate figure. and the latest fox news poll shows voters are fed up. when asked if all americans should be required to pay some kind of federal income tax, 79%, yes, they should. and joining us with americans for tax reform, maddie go through it for me fast. how did the spike happen? i believe there was a spike in the number of people not paying any federal income tax at all. >> right, we've got romney talking about this and the media saying that this is, you know, him insulting, inelegant, a problem talking about it, what it is a referendum on obama policies and the state of the economy. what we've seen are incomes falling and people have less income due to paying taxes on and getting more he deduction and less tax income liability. ahead of that, too, though, we've seen a lot more complexity introduced into the tax code, we've got deductions, if you fill out your own 1040 how difficult it is if you're not taking the standard deduction, what your tax liability is. this is something coming down the pipe with a romney administration or more republicans
barack obama. get ready. t have a feeling it will geti bumpy tomorrow. see you then president obama explain why they are the guys to economy and turn it around. welcome to "the willis report." >> good evening from everyone. i am cheryl casone and for gerri willis. president obama into the podium at the united nations to defend his foreign policy. all eyes are on him. anti-american protests continued to rage on. the president making clear that he is hopeful enact let us remember that this is a season of progress. for the first time in decades, nations and libyans and egyptians voted for new leaders that were credible, compatible and fair. cheryl: has a change to something more dangerous? tonight, we talk to our expert from the hoover institution. today, he definitely handled the issue of the middle east. but critics say he has made too many missteps come back. >> he really didn't. president obama has to, begin with, changing his story. his administration described the crime that had taken place in benghazi is related to the video. it wasn't video. it was an act of terrorism. this sto
.n. tomorrow. that's yom kippur. president obama will appear on "the view" this morning, he will not hold any face-to-face meetings with any foreign leaders while in new york. he speaks to the u.n. later today. but it is a labor dispute that has really got the country talking. a bad call by substitute refs on the final play ends a nfl game in flat-out chaos. if this doesn't bring the regular refs back, what will? watch out, "varney & company" is about to begin. [ male announcer ] what if you had thermal night-vision goggles, like in a special opsission? you'd spot movement, gather intelligence with minimal collateral damage. but rather than neutralizing enemies in their sleep, you'd be targeting stocks to trade. well, that's what trade architect's heat maps do. they make you a trading assassin. trade architect. td ameritrade's empowering web-based trading platform. trade commission-free for 60 days, and we'll throw in up to $600 when you open an account. >> good morning, "varney & company" viewers, today is tuesday, september 25th, six weeks from today we vote. the president obama, he's in f
is he saying? is he taking the fight to president obama, who according to business community, is a vulnerable in a lot of different areas. neil: they are saying to each other, they did an intervention, say, come on, hello. >> i understand they have been ramping up their criticism, telling their people in the campaign, and getting damn close to the principles and wondering has the best weapon we have, a guy that is pretty smart, very well reported, and game for a fight, as congressman ryan, is he being muzzled as the potential vice president of the united states or nominee ar fore party for vice president. neil: to what end? mitt romney wants to win. >> i will say, two things, this so concerning this to the ryan -- romney-ryan campaign. and is this gets to the way the ryan campaign staff thinks they will win, they are running a hesitant, tentative campaign, they think that is the best way to do it that has been the mo from day one with this president. i am not a political guy, i can just tell you what people are saying. people that gave them a lot of money, and do not want to
laying out there spending plan for a second obama term for state. vermont democratic congressman wants to get back to an energy policy that acknowledges the climate changes real. for now he is leaving out the price tag to address it with republicans. unreeled. california democrat wants to refocus on health care to expand on increasingly cost dazed and state days insurance exchanges. arizona favre is a conservative push on immigration reform. still others interpret in the obama win as a referendum for more stimulus to of the middle-class. good or bad depending upon your political point of view. more taxes on the rich to help pay for regardless of your point of view. get ready. already licking their financial jobs planning for it, never mind you have not even castro. it seems a lot of politicians are already grabbing for your wallet. not much talk about getting the debt under control. lots of talk about, as we say, getting their spending that helped get it out of debt and into debt out of control. an issue that worries to former titans of the senate, democrat sam nunn and republican bob
struggling if backed company. it's not making as many as it's supposed to. president obama was there and extolling the company and the government's role in it. and form mayor rudy guiliani joins us to talk about romney and taxes, is romney is good candidate? we'll ask him. and nokia and research in motion, the down side of apple's success. we'll follow them at the opening bell next. sometimes investing opportunities are hard to spot. you have to dig a little. fidelity's etf market tracker shows you the big picture on how different asset classes are performing, and it lets you go in for a closer look at areas within a class or sector that may be bucking a larger trend. i'm stephen hett of fidelity investments. the etf market tracker is one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. get 200 free trades today and explore your next investing idea. >> we're still expecting a 50 point gain for the dow when that opening bell stops ringing and we start trading, but there's a big negative number out there this morning, released about an hour ago. gdp, gross dom
is down, way down in the obama years and down again last month. income now lower by 8.2%. that is a flat-out decline in purchasing power and standard of living for american households, down. but so far, no impact on president obama's standing in the polls. he leads in swing states, ohio and florida and on the question of economic policy, the president leads mitt romney 48-39. now, this is what happens in europe when living standard plunge, rioting overnight in spain and a general strike in greece, this is the people's response over there to austerity. we've got another all-star lineup for you, watch out everybody, "varney & company" is about to begin. woman 1: this isn't just another election. we're voting for... the future of our medicare and social security. man 1: i want facts. straight talk. tell me your plan... and what it means for me. woman 2: i'm tired of the negative ads and political spin. that won't help me decide. man 2: i earned my medicare and social security. and i deserve some answers. anncr: where do the candidates stand on issues that... affe seniors today and in the
president obama and republican nominee romney essentially in a dead heat. president obama winning by just 1 percentage point as the race enters its final weeks. senior fellow at the american enterprise institute is joining us now from washington, d.c. kevin good to see you. what is the one thing that mr. romney will do to try and push ahead with his economic agenda that he has not been doing and that needs to be doing in previous weeks? >> well, i think that the biggest thing coming up is that governor romney is going to have a chance to speak directly to the american people in the debates and to challenge president obama. you know, one of the untold stories of this campaign for example is that president obama has absolutely no plan to create jobs. that thing they were waving at the convention, his 4 trillion dollars plan was actually just his budget from last year which went -- which went to the floor of the house and senate and got no votes. that kind of conversation is not getting through because of the mainstream media bias. dagen: mr. romney can also speak for himself. he has been wide
millionaires and billionaires that obama loves to say, you will have a half trillion dollar shortfall in the budget still. so, where is mr. obama, president obama going to go for the difference? he is not cuts the budget. he has to go to middle class. neil: and raise taxes. >> got to raise taxes on middle class, you are right. neil: do you think he knows that if he is reelected he approaches that? >> he really knows it, whether or not he wants to handle it or thinks he can kick the can down the road for 4 more years, i can not speak for him. but his millionaires and billionaire stuff, to me, this is a red herring, a diversion to keep spotlight off his miserably failed economic policies, the hallmark of any good business of any good manager is the ability to project your, managers who cannot project, are shown the door. looking at obamay record, projections in 2008, and 20009, by his own administration, 3 to 5 million jobs in green energy, all types of projects, local his record, if any manager in private sector had made similar projections and were so far off the way he is, they would
's the issue with 2011 here? >> well, look, obama has said i'm going to tax rich people and implying he's not going to tax you. in fact, he passed tax increases on average income americans many many times during his presidency. there are 20 different taxes in obama care that we will all be paying. in addition to that, of course obama's new promise that he won't tax rich people, he's got a new term limit on it, 12 months. only next year, after that we could have a vat or other things. so if you are obama and you intend to allow the bush tax cuts to lapse, so there's a 500 billion dollars tax increase on low income people, middle income people, all americans, you want to talk about anything other than the tax increases that you have scheduled. i mean he's running up trillions of dollars of debt over the next deca decade, according to his budgets. the only way he pays for them since he's not cutting spending is to raise taxes on everyone. what do they want to do? oh gee what did romney pay in taxes four or five years ago? that has nothing to do with anything. we ought to be reducing taxes
about 8% for more than three years. but president obama is getting a well timed bump care of the labor department. bystanders showing more jobs have now been created and lost since the president took office. does this hurt mitt romney's argument? let's ask former republican governor mike huckabee of arkansas. it is wonderful to have you. >> great to be here. lori: what do you think of this jobs revision? it seems to be a nice boost for obama. >> if he is looking for anything, this is the lifeline he has. the fact is, of the jobs that have been created are jobs that are being created at a much lower pay scale than the jobs that people lost. some 30% lower. the fact that people have got a job does not necessarily mean they're better off. the key thing is that median household income is down by more than $3,000. that is the real issue. lori: median incomes, talking about flat line, that is one of the crises of the jobs problem in this country that has been a reported. and let you mention it. tell me what you think the response should be. so far it has been just to tap the bailout package,
government red tape is putting our country at a competitive disadvantage. plus, president obama gets a boost in the polls. the romney camp plays down expectations for next week's debate. some predictions. welcome to "the willis report." but, everybody. i'm lori rothman in for gerri willis perry the recovery is flat lining. the jobless rate has been about 8% for more than three years. but president obama is getting a well timed bump care of the labor department. bystanders showing more jobs have now been created and lost since the president took office. does this hurt mitt romney's argument? let's ask former republican governor mike huckabee of arkansas. it is wonderful to have you. >> great to be here. lori: what do you think of this jobs revision? it seems to be a nice boost for obama. >> if he is looking for anything, this is the lifeline he has. the fact is, of the jobs that have been created are jobs that are being created at a much lower pay scale than the jobs that people lost. some 30% lower. the fact that people have got a job does not necessarily mean they're better off. the key thi
romney and president obama are duking it out in the battleground state of ohio today. the unemployment rate there is 7.2% which is lower than the national average, but some argue the recovery has been uneven in the buckeye state. so which way will this state swing? with me now is fox news's bill hemmer who spent time on the ground in columbus. >> and other parts. melissa: this is the state you love. >> yes. melissa: you know it so well. >> my home state too. so i have a personal attachment to it. i think in any normal time 7.2% is absolutely unacceptable for any governor, in any state in america agreed? but lower than the national average and that is why that number gets a bit more attention right now. i find ohio confounding at the moment politically. melissa: yeah. >> in the southeastern part of the state unemployment is at 13%. melissa: wow. >> northwestern part of the state, unemployment is at 4 1/2%. melissa: wow. >> such a difference. melissa: like two different states. >> it is. i will tell you in a moment about why ohio is such a battle ground and how it reflects so much of ame
and distract the country to win by default. look, the obama economic agenda failedded because it was passed. what myth mitt and i propose are very specific pro-growth policies designed to get the economy growing, get people back to work, out of poverty, back on a path of efficiency to the middle class, and we go to the country with the clear choice. it's a choice election where you decide do you want the romney plan, pro-growth policy, gets people on track, or more of the same four years of president obama, 15% poverty rate, unemployment above 8%, 43 months, 23 million people struggling for work. >> is there something in the polls you have to change about your message? scot walker wants to see more of paul ryan of old on the campaign trail? anything you can specifically -- >> scott is a backer of mine, but what at the final analysis when people see the clear choice, the contrast of the two visions, we'll be fine. you know why? because president obama's not working. he's failed leadership, not tacklinged the debt crisis, crammed through a one size fits all government takeover the health care
would not see premiums go up to cover th them? >> obama and democrats said they were going to ben the cost curve down, that sounds like a good idea, but there are two parts of obamacare that quote, unquote safsafesave money, they stop pag hospitals 700 plus billion, just cut medicare. which cuts what hospitals can do for you. the other par is the committee that will deny care, the only part that drops the cost of health care, because they will save you at certain ages and certain diseases, you can't get that operation, you can't get the more expensive medicine. those are the only ways they reduce cost. neil: so, -- >> overall there are increases. they are adding a tax on all medical devices. how does that reduce the cost? >> leaves that aside, i could argue the math could get in their favor if you add in year 2016 the otherwise healthy i don't think people who have to get -- young people who have to geinsurance their money goes ino the system. if you crunch those numbers it is well she was thos shy of thon more being covered. and later on 6 million more americans than we thought w
know, until we're not. don't be late. >> meanwhile, the guy who said that president obama push to make taxes high, might have hit a new low, did the president say rich guys who point lovs who dor taxes don't love their country? >> and why the guys in charge are charging us right off the cliff. neil: president coming out swinging, hitting his favorite target, rich fies guys, with a patriotic duty to pay more. so jay, you hear this, and are you offended or what? >> i think it's shameful our president would accuse people who disagree with his tax policy unpatriotic, does that meaner mean erskine bowles and unpatriotic, the president owes everyone a apology. i am a supply side economic guy, i disagree with his policy, i am as patriotic as h he is, i am offended, i have a number of obama supporters that are appalled. neil: you are not enthused with what we said. dan, i thought, i guess he is okay with the 47% who don't pay income taxes, some legitimately ly, i know, that is a staggering figure, but that is okay? >> that is, neil, i assume you are directing it to me. neil: yes, i am. >> firs
definitely helping the stock market. whatever you think of president obama and politicians currently in washington it is helping wealthiest individuals right now what they're doing i guess. i wonder, does this, is it really feeling more confident though, or is it just, this is the new normal and sort of investors are saying it is not going to get that much better from here. so i have to find a way to try to make some money somewhere where i have to be pushed out into riskier assets to try to make money? >> personally i really don't like that phrase, the new normal. history has shown that the stock market, the, you know, the economy, it all runs in cycles. so we're just in a particular cycle right now. but, i think to a certain degree people do feel better than they did a few years ago when things were much worse. obviously yeah, there is still a lot hanging over us in terms of, you know, the debt ceiling, high unemployment, what is going on in europe, so, you know, i would like to say that people are probably, if anything, more cautiously optimistic. melissa: yeah. why are they feeli
, thanks so much. president obama and mitt romney are getting ready for their first debate this wednesday. some conservatives say mitt romney needs a to do a better job selling his tax message which at times seems a little bit muddied. lou dobbs is here to weigh in. i think that was generous. >> very generous. by the way same can be said and should be said of president obama. what these two men are doing, in their economic policies, excuse me, is truly bizarre. they're both obfuscating a bit. to what end, one doesn't know. when you try to win election, seems to me, and i have only covered six presidents but i think it is better if you're clear and direct as you can be with the voter if you want them to vote for you. that is just my feeling. melissa: yeah. >> unless you've got a record a little like mr. obama where you don't need them to focus in quite so sharply on your record, maybe a little fuzz is good. when you were the guy coming at him, you better be sharp and focused and neither man is, i think entirely achieving his goals. melissa: the president, so much of his campaign focused on
the parties involved, how much our personal relationships between netanyahu, president obama, netanyahu, mitt romney, how much is that playing into what we'ree hearing about this and other issues? >> i don't think what the prime minister did yesterday had any, but i think people seem to discard the importance of personal relations. in a politics and international relations or even national affairs, not love affairs and not all about rumors. at the same time personal relations come and all you have to do to have this brought home to you is remember the very bad relations between president roosevelt in the second world war, a very great extent america's decision to enter the war, to help the united kingdom because of the disdain and distrust between those two leaders. i believe personal relationships to count and i hope whoever the next resident i is, relations between him and the prime minister of israel will be as they always were. warm, trustful, genuine and ones of great strategic alliance. connell: thank you very much for coming into the studio today. appreciate it. thanks. dagen: vast maj
are today. for president obama it is his thirteenth trip this year. he is stopping at two university's. mitt romney making three stops. he has been to ohio ten times since many. now back to melissa frances. rich: thank you so much. lovely and talented. president obama will easily win reelection in november. in trade prediction numbers showing him trouncing mitt romney 75% to 25%. wall street is buzzing about who will be president obama's next treasury secretary and charlie gasparino has the latest from the executive. charlie: i hate to say mitt romney is a loser now six weeks out. there's a lot of campaigning government of the oddball fbn -- melissa: sounds like four people abetting. charlie: the lot of people betting and it is usually right but it moves around a lot and it is usually right. in any event we are not announcing that romney is dead and the campaign is over. we are saying what they're saying and wall street and it is not just the traders that use it but used by traders and also inside the executive suites they don't see a chance for mitt romney winning and right now what they ar
. obama had interesting comments last night on a televised interview in which he talked about we did not get anything done if you are inside washington. >> i have learned some lessons over the last four years. the most important lesson i have learned is you cannot change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. gerri: he is backpedaling on that today. how do you think people will react to that comment? >> he is the leader of the country and if the leader of the country cannot get things done, and i agree with him, he could not get the congress to cooperate with them. he got a healthcare bill through. it is a nice pattern, what do want to do go home to illinois and govern from their orders he want the white house? gerri: romney came back hard. in november he is going outside. people have been calling on romney to have a stronger response, to really come out. >> i think that was fine. what romney has to do is if you elect me this is what this country will look like four years from now. we have seen the last four years in the same policy people and policies.
election. as a democrat president obama receiving a lot of criticism for not meeting this week at the general assembly at the u.n., in front of world leaders. what's your view on that? do you think he should have? >> look, we're in that season; right? we're in the season where whatever you do, the other side is going to do it wrong. there's no real problem between our government and the israeli government. the defense minister pointed out we have best relations between israel and united states of the securities we have ever had. we have operation iron dome which allows the folks in israel to be protected from these rockets. i think it is one of those things that it is election year thing. connell: but the week of the u.n. general assembly, you don't think that's a fair political criticism from the other side? say hey listen, there's a lot going on here in the world, you should have sat down with them, you don't think that's fair? >> i don't think it's fair. he keeps good communications with the rest of the world. our relations with the rest of the world have been better than a
.2 million on his office. the decorator decorated the white house. >> the obama's brought him inned too the white house. >> yes, whatever the guy was; a $1400 parchment paper waste waste wastebasket. >> oh, charlie. >> that's where we are now. he's shopping. they have not called me back. >> that's shocking. your eye is healed. >> he did not take a shot at me. >> okay. >> that was just the guy on the street. congratulations. charlie, thanks so much. all right. let's talk politics. mitt romney's 2011 tax returns are public. is he paying the fair share? help or hurt the campaign? up next the economic writer, steven moore, on romney's battle for the white house. >> first, a look at winners and losers on the s&p500 as we head to break. international paper topping the list at about 3.5%. we'll be right back. want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it! now we need a little bit more... a little bit more vanilla? this is great! [ male announcer ] at humana, we believe there's never been a better time to share your passions... because the results... are you having fun doing this? yeah
economic growth and doesn't distort the tax system so much. david: when president obama says it is going to cost the middle class, that's because when it comes time to actually adding up the numbers and seeing if we get the same amount of tax revenue or less or more, you have to make some deductions, one of which is that this will stimulate the economy and, thus, more revenue will come in. the president is not making that assumption, correct? >> there is an assumption out there made by the tax policy center that basically says the only way you're going to pay for this is by hitting the middle class, by taking their deductions away. heritage comes back, another foundation, a conservative foundation, and says, no, they cooked the books on that whole thing. when you look at how all this is going to work out, it is still the decision of congress to figure out which deductions stay or go because romney has knotts detailed those things. part of -- has not detailed those things. maybe getting rid of those deductions don't pay for the entire tax cut, something called dynamic scoring. you assume
in the first term of the obama administration we have had 12,649 new regulations. so there is a big difference. >> we have 4200 pending regulations. that is tremendous uncertainty for small businesses to have to deal with it. one of the things we want to make sure, when we talk about, and we hear our candidates talking, whoever is going to be in the next administration, we want to insure that we have a commitment that they're going to come in and do some of that spring cleaning. david: let's hope. >> we're not just looking for agencies to come tell us all what they have on their books, that their books are full. we want to hear them saying they will be cleaning out and doing the spring cleaning and set into place a whole new regime how regulations will be built. and small businesses will have a place at that table. david: let's hope they do. senator blanche lincoln trying to make sure they will from the national federation of independent businesses. good to see you, senator. thanks for coming in. >> you bet. best way to put the economy on track. liz: what was the website. david: the website, s
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